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To catch a scammer – Mining to a blockchain wallet.

I’d like to introduce you to Markson John. This person apparently owns an S9 Antminer, or two, and apparently is going to mine Bitcoin for me. How did I know he’s a scammer?

He asked me if I had a Blockchain account. Which immediately rang my alarm bells, then he told me that he didn’t want my Private Key or Password, just an email address to set up the Blockchain account.

At this point I knew it was  a scam, here’s why.

If he ACTUALLY had any Antminer S9s then he would be able to mine the coin to my Bitcoin address without needing to set up a special blockchain account.

He wanted me to set up the new Blockchain account and then fund it. Obviously so he could take the Bitcoin from the account and run away with it – ofcourse if it’s a Honey Pot type scam he may actually pay Bitcoin into the account to encourage me to invest more and then take it all.

Remember, NO WAY should you EVER give anyone anything related to your Bitcoin accounts apart from a receiving address, if they want to send you coin (or a sending address if they want to check a transaction). NEVER EVER VER give out Blockchain.com email addresses, private keys or passphrase or this type of scammer WILL take your Bitcoin and run away with it.

Just for your information, this low life actually started his career as a scammer with the old email scam. So basically steer clear of this  guy, he’s not from Canada or wherever he’s currently pretending to live at all.

 

FROM WESTERN UNION HEAD OFFICE BENIN REPUBLIC COTONOU
RE: 2012 SCAM VICTIM’S COMPENSATION FROM THE IMF BENIN
REPUBLIC. ADDRESS: 06 BP 1409 AKPAKPA DODOME
WEST AFRICA, COTONOU REPUBLIC OF BENIN .
CALL ME TELEPHONE NUMBER:+229-99690687.

Attn: Beneficiary,

I write to inform you that we already issued those documents to accompany
your $5,000 payment each day. But the only problem we are having right here
is your personal signatures which the Federal Administer of Fund Benin
Republic requested that you must sign those documents before we can transfer funds
to you. However, I told the officer in charge that it will not be necessary
for you to come down here due to your occupation or some other thing that
may not allow you to come down here to sign those documents yourself. The
Minster Administrator of Fund said that you should get an attorney to sign on your
behalf if you are unable to come down here in person.

I think this way is the best and the only way forward for you to receive
the funds. I have negotiated with an attorney who would sign on your behalf.
His name is Sam Floyd. According to him you are to pay for the accredited
attorney. He is charging $160.00 to be paid before he gets those documents
signed in your favor. I told him to consider signing those documents on your behalf
today with a promise that you would pay him back from the $5,000 payment you
suppose to receive tomorrow morning if he gets those documents signed today.

And his respond is that you have to pay the accredited attorney fee of
$160.00 before signing those documents. Well, I asked him for the very last
time if he could allow you pay half of his fee today with a promise that you would
pay him the Remain balance tomorrow from your $5,000 payment at the western
union office once you pick up the $5,000 payment. Well, he said that you should
pay the half of the fee $80.00 through western union

today. He want me to ask you if you would be so kind to pay him back the
remain $80.00 balance at the western union office once you picked up the
$5,000 pay out each day. I am hereby this writing to ask you to let me know if you
would pay his balance immediately you pick up the $5,000 payment.

He wants you to pay half of $80.00 today if you are so kind to pay the
balance at the western union office once you picked up the $5,000 payment
tomorrow.But if you are not kind enough to pay his balance after picking the first
transfer just do not bother yourself not to reply because I won’t see
another attorney here to do this. Here is information for you to pay $80.00 half of
his fee through western union today.

Send the half of the fee $80.00 today via Money Gram or Western Union;

SENDER’S NAME:. . . EZE
RECEIVER NAME:. .Ginika
CITY:. . . . COTONOU
COUNTRY:. . BENIN REPUBLIC
TEST QUESTION:. GOD
TEST ANSWER:. . IS GOOD
AMOUNT:. . $80.00
MTCN. . . . .

The attorney will get those documents signed as soon as he confirms the
half of his fee from you. I will advice you to pay him the half of $80.00
and let him sign the documents and you will then pay the other balance of $80.00
form your $5,000 payment.

I await your compliance.

Sincerely,
Mr John Markson
Western Union Money Transfer Department
CALL ME TELEPHONE NUMBER:+229-613.

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